KUWAIT CITY, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait's government decided on Thursday to impose a partial curfew as part of its efforts to curb the COVID-19 spread, the government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem said.
At a press conference held Thursday evening, Al-Mezrem said that the partial curfew will start on Sunday from 5 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) to 5 a.m., until April 8.
All commercial activities will be suspended during the curfew time, he said, adding that the government decided to prevent non-Kuwaitis from entering the country until further notice.
In addition, the government also decided to close parks and allow restaurants and cafes to serve through delivery only.
Kuwait reported on Thursday 1,716 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 196,497.